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Wed Mar 22, 2023, 11:13 AM Mar 2023

Trump allies misrepresent crime in NYC


According to reports, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) is close to indicting former President Donald Trump for falsifying business records and violating campaign finance laws in relation to a $130,000 hush money payment to Stormy Daniels, a former adult film star who says that she had an affair with Trump. On Saturday, Trump announced on Truth Social that he was anticipating being arrested Tuesday, although that did not happen.

Trump has responded to the reports by calling Bragg a "Racist in Reverse," and said it was implausible that he had an affair with Daniels because she has a "horse face." These claims have not gained much traction with his Republican supporters.

But at the CPAC Conference earlier this month, Trump claimed that Bragg “is presiding over one of the most dangerous and violent cities in the United States… where killings are taking place at a number like nobody’s ever seen, right in Manhattan.” Trump told the crowd that Bragg should focus on stemming the alleged increase in violent crime instead of the “now ancient” story of Stormy Daniels “where there is no crime anyway.”

Trump’s top allies have coalesced around that narrative, arguing that Bragg should forget about Trump and focus on the “skyrocketing” crime in New York City.

In an interview on ABC News, former Vice President Mike Pence said he was “taken aback” at the reports of a potential indictment. “At a time when there’s a crime wave in New York City, the fact that the Manhattan DA thinks that indicting President Trump is his top priority just tells you everything you need to know about the radical left,” Pence said.


Trump allies misrepresent crime in NYC (Original Post) Nevilledog Mar 2023 OP
"horse face" - after he compared her favorably with his daughter, Ivanka. keithbvadu2 Mar 2023 #1
Thom Hartman was just talking about this... ProudMNDemocrat Mar 2023 #2
The six largest Florida cities have a higher violent crime rate than NYC nuxvomica Mar 2023 #3


(12,059 posts)
3. The six largest Florida cities have a higher violent crime rate than NYC
Wed Mar 22, 2023, 11:47 AM
Mar 2023

I looked that up when DeSantis was claiming how crime-ridden NYC is. Maybe the RWers should have Brit Hume concoct some sort of statistical wooliness like when he claimed, during the Iraq War, that California and Iraq were roughly the same geographic size but California had more murders so California was less safe than Iraq.

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